RealTruck.com Named 20th Fastest-Growing Company & 14thFastest E-commerce Site Nationwide by Internet Retailer
Influential trade publication lists truck accessory e-retailer 437th largest online store overall
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (April 25th, 2014) - RealTruck.com today announced it has been recognized as the 20th fastest-growing e-commerce site in the United States by online retail trade publication Internet Retailer in its recently published 2014 Top 500 Guide. The influential guide also lists the North Dakota-based pickup truck accessory e-retailer as the 437th largest online store nationwide and 14th fastest E-commerce site based on total revenue for 2013. It marks the first time the company has ever been included in the influential magazine's list, which recognizes the 500 largest e-retailers in the country.
Other companies included in the publication's top 25 fastest-growing online retailers include NoMoreRack.com (3), JackThreads.com (17), and One Kings Lane (24).
"Competing on a national basis, with a company made up of everyday folks from North Dakota is a real honor. Being recognized by Internet Retailer is icing on the cake," said Scott Bintz, RealTruck.com CEO. "This is the kind of cool stuff that we see happen to other people. The fact it is us, is unbelievable. We are grateful to be included on the same list as so many other great companies. We've grown at an exponential rate over the past few years thanks to our commitment to our company culture & guiding principles, along with great partners and amazing folks working at RealTruck."
Additionally, RealTruck.com was also recognized by the following competitive metrics:
14thfastest-growing e-commerce site based on online sales alone (excluding call center, retail, and catalog sales)
20th fastest-growing company overall
17th in full-time employee growth
11th in revenue in the Automotive Parts/Accessories category
RealTruck.com ended 2013 with $28.5 million in revenue and enjoyed 63.1% overall sales growth over its performance in 2012. It was also recognized by Internet Retailer in 2013 as the 8th fastest-growing mobile e-commerce site in the world, and placed 15th in its Second 500 Guide that same year. The company attributes its growth and success to the investments it has made to its corporate culture, which emphasizes open communication, freedom of personal expression, going above and beyond the status quo, and making work fun.
"For us, making it onto Internet Retailer's Top 500 Guide for the first time is an affirmation that the efforts we've made over the past three years to reinvent our company's culture are paying off dividends," said RealTruck.com president Jeff Vanlaningham. "It shows what can be accomplished when you bring together a strong team of good people, get them behind a common cause, and encourage them to always deliver more than expected. As a North Dakota-based company built by our own profits, what we lack in investment backing, we more than make up for with the caliber of our staff."
RealTruck.com is a successful online retailer specializing in aftermarket pickup truck accessories. Founded by CEO Scott Bintz in a duplex basement in the late 1990s, the company relocated its headquarters to Jamestown, N.D. in 2000 and added a satellite office in Fargo, N.D. in 2010. The growing e-commerce enterprise, which placed 2322 on the 2013 Inc 5000 list, currently has more than 60 employees and offers over 500,000 accessories for all of the top pickup truck and sports utility vehicle makes and models on the market today. Driven by a unique set of Guiding Principles, its mission is to improve people's lives and vehicles. For more information, please visit RealTruck.com or follow @RealTruck on Twitter.